A 30-year-old Boulder County man is behind bars after a confrontation in front of the Longmont home of his former girlfriend. Authorities said the defendant admitted he fired a weapon, although he claimed the shooting was in self-defense. The man told a detective he was depressed about his girlfriend breaking off their relationship and disliked the woman's new boyfriend.
The unidentified ex-girlfriend said she was alone when the defendant arrived at her home. The former boyfriend allegedly pulled out a handgun and started waving it around. The conversation ended, when the man got into a Jeep, occupied by a male passenger, and drove off.